Japan: Father ‘ very sorry’ as son found after week’s disappearance

Tokyo( CNN) A missing 7-year-old boy, who was left on a mountain roadside by his parents for misbehave, was observed unharmed after searchers expended nearly a week combing dense forest on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, officers said Friday.

He was discovered in a hut at a military exercising ground about4 miles( 6 kilometers) from the spot where he was left.

Takayuki Tanooka, the parent of the son, said he was “very sorry” for what happened to his son and regretted the penalty.